What is Azadi?

The Azadi Project’s mission is to enhance refugee women and girls’ voice and agency by providing digital and multimedia storytelling skills and psychosocial support to women in refugee camps globally.

Azadi helps heal mental injuries, builds confidence, and provides digital communications training to facilitate employment. Its on-site workshops provide a safe space and psychosocial support; teach digital storytelling expertise; and give access to multimedia tools.

Graduates report reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression and greater senses of well-being. During Covid-19, our public health activities delivered critical supplies and knowledge to over 5,000 refugee women.

Azadi means freedom or liberation in Hindi, Urdu and Farsi.

Azadi is based on the principles of freedom, integration and dignity and promotes refugee and gender rights.

Why is Azadi so important?

The Challenge

In the fifth year of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’, there are 50,000 refugees – more than half of them women and children –  waiting for reunification or final asylum approval in Greece. There are almost no facilities or programs at camps that help them constructively use their time of waiting or actively prevent their risk of exposure to traffickers, smuggling networks and prostitution.

Our Approach

The Azadi Project helps refugee women by teaching digital skills that facilitate their integration into the local labor force. These skills will also help them to be viewed as productive members of their new host communities, facilitating their integration – both in Greece and potential family reunification destinations.